Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can enter homes and accumulate to dangerous levels that affect your health. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer worldwide and the leading cause among nonsmokers.
Risks Associated with Exposure to Radon
Radon forms when uranium, found in soil, rocks, or water, decays and transforms into this dangerous gas. It can get into homes through foundation cracks and gaps, and it can build up in enclosed spaces like basements and crawl spaces. Long-term exposure to high radon levels can increase the risk of lung cancer, among other health issues. Smokers face a greater risk because both tobacco smoke and radon exposure can significantly raise the risk of lung cancer.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Radon Mitigation Service
Professional radon mitigation companies, like Aqua Restoration, have the expertise and experience needed to effectively reduce radon levels in the home. There are several methods that can be used to decrease radon levels, including soil suction, sub-slab depressurization, and ventilation.
A professional radon mitigation service can help determine which method is most appropriate for your home based on factors such as the type of foundation, the level of radon present, and the size of the home.
Proper installation and ongoing maintenance of radon mitigation systems are critical to ensuring the effective detection of this deadly gas. Professional radon mitigation services can ensure that the system is correctly installed and can provide regular maintenance and testing to ensure that it continues to effectively reduce radon levels over time.
The Importance of Radon Testing
Testing for radon levels in the home is the only way to know if radon is present at dangerous levels. Professional radon testing involves placing monitors in the home for an extended period of time and then analyzing the results to determine the average radon level over the length of the test.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing for radon levels in the home every two years and more frequently if there are changes to the home’s foundation or ventilation system or if there are changes in occupancy or use of the space.
Take Radon Seriously
Radon exposure is a severe health risk that can be addressed through professional radon mitigation services and regular testing. Hiring a professional radon mitigation service can provide the expertise and experience needed to effectively reduce radon levels in the home and ensure that mitigation systems are installed and maintained properly. Regular testing for radon levels in the home is critical for identifying and addressing any potential health risks. Protecting the health of you and your family starts with addressing the potential dangers of radon exposure in your home.
Contact us today for Radon inspection and mitigation from qualified professionals in Loveland, Fort Collins, or greater Northern Colorado.